October 8, 2013
Israel My Glory
""The true position of Jewish missions almost for the first time of late years has been fully stated in this book by Mr.Wilkinson. The distinction between Israel and the Gentiles not abolished ; the Jews as a nation, for a time cast out; (but now regathered as predicted in 1948-esn) individual Jews called and saved and embraced in the Church of Christ, the Gentiles having great privileges in the meantime; in the future the Jews to be received back as a nation when the Lord comes, and to be the appointed means of bringing the nations to Christ. Meantime let the Church see to it, that she does not forget the command 'To the Jew first!' This obeyed all along the line will bring blessing to every mission. Most powerfully and eloquently is the whole position stated and urged upon the people of God in Israel my Glory." — Rev. Dr. Elder Gumming.-Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries.""
""To understand God's purpose concerning Israel ; to get a clear and consistent view of the truth concerning the first and second Advents of the Lord Jesus Christ ; and to ascertain the duty of the Christian in relation to the spiritual interests of the Jews; showing from the Hebrew Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ; and at the same time expounding to Christians' God's truth about the Jews with a view to awaken scriptural interest in the conversion of our Jewish brethren."
A few points that impress even a cursory reader : —
1. Its Scripturalness. The cumulative testimony of Scripture concerning the future of the nation when the two branches are re united is admirably summed up in the closing chapter, after a masterly analysis of Romans, 9th chapter.
2. The place of the Jew in the present age is made clear.
3. The position and mission of Israel in the Millennium is fully established from the prophets.
4. The future occupancy of David's throne is another truth most clearly and convincingly taught from Holy Scripture.
5. The pretensions of the Anglo-Israel(Replacement Theology) theory are effectually met and settled in the chapter relating to the Ten Tribes.
6.The surprising rapidity with which the fortunes of this ancient people are being connected with all the modern advancement in commerce, arts, science and religion adds increasing value to this last contribution to the literature of the age on this subject. And the fact that there is strict allegiance to the letter of God's word, will give to all who bow to its absolute and final authority a still greater delight and eagerness in carefully reading and searching the most instructive pages of this book." — Extracts from review of Rev. Dr. Parsons in the Presbyterian Review Toronto.""